Today’s Tech Sightings:
Russian spies and cybercriminals charged for allegedly hacking into more than 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014 targeted diplomats, executives and an investigative reporter, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents. They also searched millions of accounts for credit cards, financial information and login credentials. It is still unclear how they breached Yahoo in the first place to carry out their plans. However, the Kremlin denied any official involvement.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6 devices was rolled out in early March and later paused because of security concerns. Now, Google has confirmed it is rolling back the update and restoring the older Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. There are also reports of continuing crashes as a result of the downgrade.
A panel of experts at South by Southwest festival in Texas argues that Silicon Valley has a large number of “psychopathic CEOs.” The term typically has negative connotations, but according to the panel, true psychopaths have a blend of deficits but hide them well, coming across as charming. Clinical psychologist Michael Woodworth said these individuals often lack remorse and empathy.
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- Donald Trump Exposed Among 33 Million Records In Massive Database Leak
- Yahoo Cyber Indictment Shows Kremlin, Hackers Working Hand-in-hand
- Microsoft Finds Malware Hidden Deeper in Installer Packages to Evade Detection
- Dormant Linux Kernel Vulnerability Finally Slayed – 8 Years Later
- Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Hacked Exposing 2 Million Email Addresses
- Vietnam Urges Firms to Stop YouTube, Facebook Ads to Protest ‘Fake Content’
- The Entrepreneur With $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers